1995 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament

The 1995 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament was the 14th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I women's collegiate soccer. The semifinals and championship game were played at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, North Carolina during December 1995.[1]

1995 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament
Women's College Cup (semifinals & final)
CountryUnited States
DatesNovember–December 1995
ChampionsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
(1st title, 2nd College Cup)
Runners-upPortland Pilots
(1st title match, 2nd College Cup)
Matches played23
Goals scored71 (3.09 per match)
Attendance37,995 (1,652 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Danielle Garrett, SMU (4)
Best playerCindy Daws, UND (Offensive)
Kate Sobrero, UND (Defensive)
All statistics correct as of 5/22/2015.

Notre Dame defeated Portland in the final, 1–0 (in three overtimes), to win their first national title. Coached by Chris Petrucelli, the Irish finished the season 21–2–2. This was the first championship since 1985 not won by North Carolina, whose record streak of nine consecutive national titles (1986–1994) was broken. This was also the first final match to not feature the Tar Heels.

The Most Outstanding Offensive Player was Cindy Daws from Notre Dame, and the Most Outstanding Defensive Player was Kate Sobrero, also from Notre Dame. Daws and Sobrero, were named to the All-tournament team.

The tournament's leading scorer, with 4 goals and 1 assist, was Danielle Garrett from SMU.


All Division I women's soccer programs were eligible to qualify for the tournament. A total of 24 teams were invited to participate in this tournament.


Seed School Conference Berth Type Record
Clemson ACC At-large 14-6
Connecticut Big East At-large 18-2-2
Duke ACC At-large 14-6-1
Hartford North Atlantic Automatic 15-3-2
James Madison CAA Automatic 14-6-1
Kentucky SEC Automatic 17-6
Maryland ACC At-large 17-5
Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Automatic 13-3-2
Minnesota Big Ten Automatic 16-4-2
NC State ACC At-large 17-4
North Carolina ACC Automatic 23-0
Notre Dame Big East Automatic 17-2-2
Penn State Big Ten At-large 15-6-1
Portland West Coast Automatic 17-0-2
Santa Clara West Coast At-large 14-3-2
SMU Southwest Automatic 21-0-1
Stanford Pac-10 Automatic 16-3
Texas A&M Southwest At-large 17-5
UCLA Pac-10 At-large 14-3-2
Vanderbilt SEC At-large 13-6
Virginia ACC At-large 14-4-2
Washington Pac-10 At-large 11-7
William & Mary CAA At-large 14-5-1
Wisconsin Big Ten At-large 13-5-4


  First Round Second Round Third Round Semifinals
(Women's College Cup)
Fetzer Field
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(Women's College Cup)
Fetzer Field
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  North Carolina 4  
    Vanderbilt 0  
Vanderbilt 3
Kentucky 0  
  North Carolina 2  
  Santa Clara 0  
Santa Clara (2OT) 3  
Stanford 2  
  Virginia 0
    Santa Clara 1  
  North Carolina 0  
  Notre Dame 1  
  Connecticut 3
    Massachusetts 0  
Massachusetts (2OT) 2
Hartford 1  
  Connecticut 0
  Notre Dame 2  
Wisconsin 1  
Minnesota 0  
  Notre Dame 5
    Wisconsin 0  
  Notre Dame (3OT) 1
  Portland 0
  SMU 2  
    Texas A&M 1  
Texas A&M 4
Clemson 1  
  SMU 4  
  NC State 3  
NC State (OT) 1  
William & Mary 0  
  Duke 1
    NC State (3OT) 2  
  SMU 2
  Portland 4  
  Maryland 6
    James Madison 1  
James Madison 2
Penn State 1  
  Maryland 0
  Portland 1  
Washington 2  
UCLA 1  
  Portland 1
    Washington 0  

All-tournament team

See also


  1. "Division I Women's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
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